This year marks 14 years as an organization. I can vividly remember arriving on a frigid day at 4:00 a.m. to a 1,200 sq. ft. office with three card tables (desks), three computers, three screens, three phones, non-working steam heat, a recession, little money, no business cards, and a phone system with seven options and only three people to answer. It would take five long hours that day until our first load moved, and our journey officially began.
Almost all new business ventures start with promises of “service,” “commitment,” “technology,” or some form of the “new way.” As a bootstrapped organization with no outside money in a very crowded market, we set out with a very focused plan built on what we called the “controllables” at the height of the great recession. We devised four simple things we promised to deliver that didn’t require capital or technology, but we hoped to build our reputation.
- Do the little things right
- Do what others won’t
- Be more than a broker
- Focus on the carrier first
Over the next 14 years, we learned a lot. We know that life is complex, plans change, and things don’t always go as expected. But as we continue to deliver on these four pillars, we continue our tradition of making promises, not projections. With projections, there are too many unknowns; with promises, we are committing to making something happen even if conditions change or circumstances evolve.
So, as we have 13 times previously, this year we will execute our promises, delivering efficiently for you every step of the way with:
- Great Service
- Great Technology
- Great People
We are doubling down on our service to shippers.
Since our founding in 2009, we have always maintained our drive to help shippers deliver. And we are proud to have exponentially broadened our capabilities. We combine talented people and advanced technology to generate around-the-clock confidence between our dedicated logistics team and yours.
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We have always said that we treat your freight like our own, and in 2023 we will double down on that. We will continue to connect you with carriers to move and deliver freight efficiently, knowing that our services are the difference between time and just-in-time. We care about what we do, but more about what you do. We are an extension of your supply chain, and will work around the clock, sweating the details so you don’t have to. A single point of contact, and our commitment to service, will help ensure we meet your critical demands.
At Spot, your dedicated team works to understand your business and develop strategies and solutions that address your unique challenges. With Spot, moving your product is simple and stress-free.
We are investing in our advanced technology.
Our technology plays an essential role in everything we do and is built to solve the challenges of moving freight. We launched Red Technologies and built our proprietary transportation management system, Red TMS, to help you effectively and efficiently manage your shipping needs.
As problem solvers, our solutions are future focused. Our software provides complete visibility into your supply chain operations with a focus on automating manual tasks and improving efficiency across all parties. This means more value and fewer problems for you – actionable intelligence and connectivity
See Red in action. Request a demo so we can show the features below and more!
- Dynamic Routing Guides
- Track & Trace
- Spot Market Visibility
- LTL Load Execution
- Customized Reporting
Expansion through our people – our greatest asset.
Success doesn’t happen without the people who work here. Through their hard work, we have grown exponentially in 14 years and look forward to continued expansion. With more than 600 teammates in five locations across the country, we have more capacity to continue to deliver for our customers. It also allows us to continue to develop and keep that personal touch that makes for a long-lasting and fruitful relationship. We aim to help our shippers gain an edge in their market by helping optimize productivity through data-driven decision-making.
We know this industry and that today’s logistics marketplace is an ever-changing landscape. That’s why we are careful not to make promises that can’t be kept – if we say it, we will do it. Now it’s time to go. It’s time to see who we are. And to get to work and go execute.
If you are interested in more than projections, check out what Spot can do for you by clicking HERE.